Population of Counties in Virginia (2020)

In 2019, Virginia's most populous county is Fairfax County with a population of 1,148,433, which represents a 5.68% population growth since the last census. The county is the most populous jurisdiction in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area. The next-largest counties in Virginia include Prince William County (463,023), Virginia Beach City (450,435), and Loudoun County (398,080). Of these counties, Loudoun County has experienced the highest population growth of 26.13%.

Virginia Counties with Fewest People

The least populous county in Virginia is Highland County with 2,212 people. Other small counties with less than 6,000 people include Norton City (3,936), Bath County (4,297), Craig County (5,062), Emporia City (5,282), and Covington City (5,531). All of these counties have experienced a population decline since the 2010 census. The county with the most significant loss of residents is Emporia City, which has lost 10.78% of its population.

Virginia Counties with Rapid Growth

Loudoun County is Virginia's most rapidly growing county with a population that has boomed 26.13% since the last census. Other counties with a population growth of at least 15% include Falls Church City (17.21%), New Kent County (16.92%), and Fredericksburg City (16.41%).

Name 2020 Population Growth Since 2010
Fairfax County1,150,7955.95%
Prince William County468,01115.23%
Virginia Beach city450,1892.58%
Loudoun County406,85028.96%
Chesterfield County348,5569.89%
Henrico County329,2617.14%
Norfolk city244,0760.44%
Chesapeake city242,6348.54%
Arlington County237,52113.49%
Richmond city228,78312.01%
Newport News city178,626-1.27%
Alexandria city160,53014.06%
Stafford County149,96015.50%
Hampton city134,313-2.20%
Spotsylvania County134,2389.16%
Albemarle County108,7189.60%
Hanover County107,2397.35%
Roanoke city99,9203.31%
Montgomery County98,9854.68%
Portsmouth city94,632-0.85%
Roanoke County94,0731.82%
Suffolk city91,1857.50%
Frederick County88,35512.46%
Lynchburg city82,1268.70%
Rockingham County81,2446.33%
Bedford County78,7474.93%
James City County76,39712.90%
Augusta County75,4572.55%
Fauquier County70,6757.99%
York County67,8463.95%
Pittsylvania County60,949-4.16%
Franklin County56,1950.02%
Campbell County54,9730.14%
Washington County54,402-1.03%
Harrisonburg city54,03310.29%
Culpeper County51,85910.72%
Henry County50,953-5.87%
Charlottesville city48,11710.71%
Shenandoah County43,4973.44%
Manassas city41,6418.92%
Tazewell County40,855-9.47%
Danville city40,693-5.19%
Warren County40,0036.67%
Prince George County38,0826.84%
Wise County38,012-8.59%
Gloucester County37,3491.11%
Isle of Wight County36,9534.64%
Louisa County36,77810.41%
Orange County36,6449.12%
Halifax County34,120-5.71%
Pulaski County34,066-2.19%
Botetourt County33,2770.24%
Accomack County32,412-2.22%
Amherst County31,666-2.23%
Petersburg city31,567-2.86%
Caroline County30,7727.44%
Mecklenburg County30,650-6.31%
Smyth County30,472-5.36%
Carroll County29,636-1.46%
Powhatan County29,1893.80%
Fredericksburg city29,14419.67%
Wythe County28,754-1.67%
Dinwiddie County28,5291.70%
Winchester city28,1087.49%
Fluvanna County26,7833.84%
Russell County26,748-7.31%
King George County26,57512.15%
Salem city25,6433.01%
Staunton city24,9225.00%
Fairfax city24,5748.66%
Page County23,933-0.55%
Lee County23,541-8.04%
Goochland County23,2446.89%
Prince Edward County22,950-1.73%
Rockbridge County22,7521.80%
Waynesboro city22,6287.78%
Hopewell city22,596-0.20%
New Kent County22,39120.75%
Scott County21,534-6.90%
Buchanan County21,221-11.88%
Greene County19,7797.16%
Radford city18,33911.62%
Colonial Heights city17,8332.85%
Westmoreland County17,8301.94%
Patrick County17,673-4.31%
Southampton County17,586-5.64%
Manassas Park city17,30719.80%
Buckingham County16,999-0.54%
King William County16,9395.88%
Giles County16,844-2.73%
Bristol city16,482-7.23%
Brunswick County16,384-5.85%
Appomattox County15,8414.91%
Floyd County15,7952.79%
Grayson County15,6310.86%
Nottoway County15,420-2.58%
Alleghany County14,910-7.97%
Williamsburg city14,8968.60%
Nelson County14,836-0.95%
Falls Church city14,77218.80%
Dickenson County14,523-8.35%
Clarke County14,5233.65%
Madison County13,295-0.06%
Amelia County13,0132.09%
Martinsville city12,902-6.24%
Poquoson city12,1900.37%
Northumberland County12,147-1.68%
Lunenburg County12,086-6.38%
Charlotte County11,938-4.97%
Northampton County11,735-5.43%
Greensville County11,627-4.96%
Sussex County11,237-6.44%
Essex County10,919-2.04%
Lancaster County10,783-5.10%
Middlesex County10,769-1.91%
Cumberland County9,809-2.18%
Richmond County9,038-2.61%
Mathews County8,802-1.92%
Franklin city8,013-6.62%
Rappahannock County7,252-3.27%
Lexington city7,1361.36%
King and Queen County7,0420.92%
Charles City County6,941-4.38%
Surry County6,474-8.09%
Galax city6,423-8.12%
Bland County6,293-7.44%
Buena Vista city6,237-5.66%
Covington city5,460-8.13%
Emporia city5,121-13.50%
Craig County5,064-2.58%
Bath County4,292-9.09%
Norton city3,968-1.12%
Highland County2,210-3.79%